Review: Carrie Underwood’s Dark Side Gives Way To The Sunshine On ‘blown Away’

Carrie Underwood: "Blown Away"

Carrie Underwood promised that her fourth album, “Blown Away,” would be “darker” than the country-pop sun rays she’s been known to radiate.
False alarm. This is merely a trans-faux-mation — that thing pop stars do when they dabble in minor-key melodies, frowny lyrics and/or smoky eye shadow, hoping their listeners will mistake a superficial shift in tone for a meaningful artistic left turn.

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